Christmas Tree Recycling


Real trees can be left at this site from 7am on Friday 3rd January until 6.30am on Monday 13th January

Hoxne Village Hall Car Park 
Please call 01449 724829 for further details



THE HOXNE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN - work will begin on this policy document which will guide development and protect open spaces in the village in the next few weeks. If you are interested in joining a Working Party to gather information, survey parishioners, draw plans, collate data etc etc, please have a chat with one of the Councillors or contact the Clerk to find out more about the Working Party meeting which will be held at 6.00 pm on Thursday 9 January. Once the NDP is made, it will be a statutory document on which the people living in Hoxne have informed.

To contact the Parish Clerk either email or telephone 07554 733621.Hoxne Parish Council, c/o Church Hill, Hoxne IP21 5AT.







Halloween on Low Street Green

The Parish Council as owners of the Low Street Green have a duty of care to ensure the green, use of the green and all the other assets are safe and do not pose a risk to parishioners and visitors to Hoxne. In support of the decorations placed on Low Street Green, I was asked to confirm that the risks had been assessed and cover was in place should any liabilities result. The green is a public open space and as such the landowner has management responsbilities.


With the support of the Parish Council, I was able to offer the organiser of the decorations insurance cover. This was felt appropriate as it was acknowledged that last year there were many people on the green and children running around. Other fantastic events which take place on the green such as the harvest breakfast, christmas lights, carol singing, and even the bagpiper all have provided their own insurance policies. The Parish Council insurance was offered on this occasion only and other events would be dealt with on their own merit. The Parish Council as a corporate body has not expressed an opinion if Halloween is distasteful or not. However, it is acknowledged that this is the opinion that has been expressed by some parishioners. 

Sarah Foote PSLCC MIMLCC . Parish Clerk


Dear Parish Councillors,

have heard from the agents for EPigs today that they are no longer proceeding with either the Horham or Southolt sites for intensive livestock operations (chickens).



Of course, this does not preclude future applications but this is the latest position on these sites following the EIA Scoping Opinion decisions earlier this year.


I will not be notifying the individual residents who expressed interest in these applications. Instead, I would expect the information to be cascaded by the parish councils as appropriate.


Please let me know if you have any queries.


Kind regards,



Bron Curtis BA(Hons), MA, MRTPI

Principal Planning Officer, Strategic Projects and Delivery - Development Management    **Wednesdays and Thursdays only **

Sustainable Communities

Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils - Working Together



Sunday 20th October


We have just been notified that people in a white transit van were parked on the drive of a house along the Denham Road.  When the owners returned home the occupants of the van claimed to be builders. Unfortunately the registration number could not be taken. The police have been informed. These people are not local.  Be alert. Any further sitings please let us know at

Thank you










Missing Cat – Can you please help!!


He was last seen on the public footpath opposite The Swan, Low Street on Friday 12th July in the late afternoon.

Ted is half Siamese and is 1 year old. He has a sleek black coat with no other colour markings on his coat, but he does have an uneven black patch against pink, on his upper palate (only seen when he yawns!).  

Ted has green/amber eyes, black whiskers and a long slender body. He is an elegant cat with a typical Siamese walk.

He is vocal, very friendly and knows his name – He usually ‘comes to call’.

Ted has been neutered and is microchipped. He wasn’t wearing a collar when he went missing.

He may have been sighted in Nuttery Vale a couple of times and we know he would roam over the river (Chickering Beck) towards this area.

He’s also been known to cross the Goldbrook, as they converge in our neighbours’ garden.

These are the most recent photographs of him. We’d dearly love some information about him dead or alive!  If he’s been taken in, found another home, or if he’s ‘adopted’ a new family then we’re quite prepared for that.  If he has met his demise and someone has dealt with it, we’d also like to know.  It’s more distressing, the not knowing

Our telephone number is 01379 669188.  My mobile is 07828122839.

Many thanks, Jane Williams










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